While waiting and watching and hoping for the ‘twinkling’: Over 105 (5+5, 5) people SHOT & 5 (5) KIDS DEAD over Father’s Day weekend in Chicago. Happy Fathers Day.More than 100 (5+5) gun violence victims and was the deadliest day this year. Most in five (5) years. Figures…, the numbers don’t lie.
22 Jun, 2020 18:33 RT
Fourteen people, including five children, were killed in Chicago over Father’s Day weekend, which saw more than 100 gun violence victims and was the deadliest this year.
From Friday evening to Monday morning, 104 people were shot in Chicago. Among them was three-year-old Mekay James. He was hit by a bullet on Saturday while riding in a car with his father, who was the intended target, police said. The young child was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after.
Two teenage boys, ages 17 and 16, were killed just over an hour before James’ death, when a male suspect approached them and fired shots. Later the same day a 13-year-old girl died after being shot in the neck while watching TV in her home.
In another incident, two teen boys, 15 and 16, were fired at from a moving vehicle while they were walking. The 15-year-old was shot in his leg, chest and abdomen and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The second boy was hit in the ankle and is now in a stable condition.
The soaring deaths prompted local faith leaders to hold a meeting in order to publicly condemn the violence and to pressure the city’s police to act. Pastor Ira Acree, who organized the event, told the media “I could not pastor this community and not say something.” “A line was crossed,” he added.
Police Superintendent David Brown said that police are working on tracking down those responsible for the shootings. He added that ‘the big three’ (3) “gangs, guns and drugs” are the common thread in those shootings.
“Good men throughout this city should be celebrating with their families on a beautiful day, but instead, a number of Chicagoans will be spending Father’s Day grieving the loss of their children,” he said at a press conference. (Just as our Father is grieving the loss of many of His potential children who reject their salvation offered from God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.)
The spike in gun violence comes after Chicago experienced its deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, with nine people killed and 27 injured in shootings.
The protests following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer last month have begun a nationwide conversation on defunding the police. Both Superintendent Brown and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot disagree with the sentiment. After the events of this Father’s Day weekend Brown publicly stated that he believes more policing is required.
“Tears are a natural reaction to these tragic stories of violence. But we need to do more than just cry,” he said. “Let’s keep violent offenders in jail longer, and let’s revamp the home monitoring system. It’s not working.” (Jail doesn’t change men’s hearts, only Christ and the Holy Spirit can change men’s hearts.)
In His Service.
Night Watchman Ministries
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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